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10th European e-Accessibility Forum: e-Accessibility in a Connected World

Start Date: May 30, 2016

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Location: Paris, France


May 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris

Each day our social and economic lives becomes increasingly connected as the boundaries between physical and digital spaces fall away. The scale of this expanding infrastructure, commonly known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is unprecedented and forecast to grow at an astonishing rate. Embedded in devices from streetlights to household appliances, networks of sensors will gather data which can be leveraged in real time through cloud technologies to provide specialised and contextualised services when and where they are needed. Access to an intuitive and affordable "smart" network of objects and services will reduce the need for direct human actioning and decision making and aim to overcome boundaries that presently condition our interaction with the world around us.

This 10th European e-Accessibility Forum will explore:

  • Why the IoT is so important to our social and economic development
  • How businesses and public services plan to capitalise and contribute to the Internet of ThingsThe potential of the IoT to bridge the digital divide
  • How dialogue can be instigated between e-Accessibility stakeholders and industry to ensure that all IoT components are born accessible
  • How e-Accessibility stakeholders can tackle security and privacy issues and install trust among disabled and elderly users
  • Practical examples of how the IoT can and will improve the lives of disabled and elderly people. 

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